Innovative soul food restaurant serves second location in Houston area

One of Houston’s top soul food destinations has brought its specialty to Pearland. After a test last weekend, The greasy spoon made its official debut on Thursday, January 20 at 10009 Broadway St.

First opened at Cypress Station in 2020 by restaurateur Max Bozeman II, the restaurant has gained a devoted following for dishes such as a turkey leg stuffed with mac and cheese, collard greens and dirty rice as well as its signature “The Boss Seafood Stack,” a decadent meal that combines fried lobster, fried catfish, sautéed shrimp and crabmeat over rice and collard greens. Other favorites include oxtails, smothered pork chops, and Cajun jambalaya pasta.

The restaurant has gained great notoriety during its two years of operation. Recently featured on an episode of the Food Network show Food Paradise, it was also mentioned on CultureMap’s “What’s Eric Eating” podcast by Black Restaurant Week founder Warren Luckett as a must-visit destination.

“Expanding The Greasy Spoon is a goal that I am happy to achieve,” Bozeman said in a statement. “My team and I plan to continue to bring a unique menu, great experience and memories to Houston and the surrounding area. Our expansion is just beginning and we are grateful for that!”

Bozeman brings more than just a positive attitude to his company. He beat stage 3 colon cancer, a journey documented in a recent Houston Chronicle article about the restaurant. Sharing the news of his diagnosis and treatment helped fuel the restaurant’s growth and ultimately led to the Food Network’s recent appearance.

Now cancer-free, Bozeman celebrated his 38th birthday on January 15 by opening the doors to the Pearland site. A strong turnout demonstrated the community’s interest in the new dining destination.

“Thank you for allowing The Greasy Spoon to invade the city of Pearland,” Bozeman told the crowd, according to a statement. “Thank you so much everyone. I appreciate you all, everyone has been great to me in the Pearland community!”

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